Laser link offers high-speed delivery28 November 2014
Laser link offers high-speed delivery28 November 2014 Marking a first in space, Sentinel-1A and Alphasat have linked up by laser stretching almost 36 000 km across space to deliver images of Earth just moments after they were captured.
Understanding the ‘OC’ in GOCE25 November 2014
Understanding the ‘OC’ in GOCE25 November 2014 A year after the satellite reentered the atmosphere, scientists using data from the GOCE satellite have made a breakthrough in our understanding of ocean currents.
DLR and ESA sign the Collaborative Ground Segment Cooperation for Sentinel data10 November 2014 With the first Copernicus satellite now operational, ESA and the DLR German Aerospace Center have signed an arrangement on managing and accessing Sentinel data.
Five years of soil moisture, ocean salinity and beyond03 November 2014
Five years of soil moisture, ocean salinity and beyond03 November 2014 ESA’s SMOS satellite has clocked up more than one billion kilometres orbiting Earth to improve our understanding of our planet’s water cycle. Marking its fifth birthday, all the data collected over land and ocean have been drawn together to show how m...
Trial separation prepares for final release30 October 2014
Trial separation prepares for final release30 October 2014 Sentinel-2A is in the middle of an extensive testing programme to make sure this land-monitoring satellite is fit for launch next spring. As well as being shaken and stressed, engineers have also checked that it will separate from the rocket for its l...
Copernicus operations secured until 202128 October 2014
Copernicus operations secured until 202128 October 2014 In a landmark agreement for Europe’s Copernicus programme, the European Commission and ESA have signed an Agreement of over €3 billion to manage and implement the Copernicus ‘space component’ between 2014 and 2021.